Hey, Hanke: Some of us are happy with “crappy”!

I actually felt hurt when I read Mr. Hanke's review of the recently released Gnomeo & Juliet [“Cranky Hanke,” Feb. 16 Xpress]. I took my children, ages 12 and 5, to see the film. The older one, a fan of Shakespeare, was skeptical.

But, being young and mainly happy (read: easily pleased by a movie date with mom on $5 Tuesday) she was won over. She was glad for the happy ending, not being able to imagine killing such cute garden ornaments. My 5-year-old son loved the movie and the music. My only complaint is with my son: He made me move to the very first row of seats, about 10 minutes before the end.

At the risk of being too direct, I'm going to gently tell Mr. Hanke what I tell my children: only boring people are bored. They never like that statement and I see by the number of "cranky" Hanke letters, he won't either.

— Kathryn Fiddyment
Chicago Park, Ca.

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5 thoughts on “Hey, Hanke: Some of us are happy with “crappy”!

  1. : only boring people are bored.
    This seems a rather specious method of argument. Surely this is contrary to logic. One would think that boring people would be bored less often because even the most mildly entertaining movie is a respite from their everyday boredom, whereas an exciting person would have a much higher standard for entertainment and require more thrilling and involving storytelling to keep them engaged?

  2. Ken Hanke

    I’m just hoping she buys that boy some Elton John albums (1970-75 era).

  3. brebro

    Heresy! Next, you will be assailing the veracity of the unproven admonition that your face will actually freeze like that if you keeping making it.

  4. Ken Hanke

    Heresy! Next, you will be assailing the veracity of the unproven admonition that your face will actually freeze like that if you keeping making it.

    Jeremy is undoubtedly just an iconoclast troublemaker.

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